Woman facing charges after leaving baby in car to go shopping

PINELLAS PARK, FL (WFLX) - A woman from Pinellas Park is facing charges after, police say, she left her 19-month-old daughter in the car while she went shopping. Police say the car was locked and running for 40 minutes.

The air conditioning was on low, but it was still a steamy 92 degrees outside. The child was crying inside the car.

The mother says her daughter was sleeping and she didn't want to wake her by taking her out.

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